Alright, dear readers, it is time to try something a bit different.  While we have given away watches before, but we have never tied it into some form of charitable action.  However, when our pals over at Hager suggested that we run one, I knew just the project to support.


We have good friends who’s daughter has gone through a tremendous medical trial.  As these things are wont to do, it has caused the bills to pile up.  Another friend setup a GoFundMe page to help with that, and that brings us to today.  While their daughter, Samara, has been making improvements, those bills are still accumulating.


To help out, what I’m proposing is something rather simple.  The first part is just like any other giveaway we run – head on over to the giveaway page, do your entry there, and then comment below what you plan to do for Thanksgiving, or something that you’re thankful for.  Would you like to get a bonus entry?  That’s pretty easy as well – head on over to the GoFundMe page, give a donation, and savor that feeling of helping someone out.  Then, when you have received your donation confirmation email, send us a screenshot of the header of the email.  We don’t need the financial details which show up lower – just the confirmation that you donated to the campaign (you should receive this email even if you donate anonymously).


So, yes, you read that right.  Though we’re trying to raise money for Samara, it is not a requirement that you donate to be entered in to the giveaway.  Read on below to see what we’re giving away, and how we’re going to trigger the giveaways.


While this started out a simply a Hager Commando Professional giveaway (reviewed here), I’ve decided to go into my own collection and add some more goodies to the giveaway pile.  So, not only will the Hager be in there, we’ll also have the Borealis Sea Hawk in the mix, along with a Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch up as a possible reward.


As I mentioned above, you can enter this giveaway just like any other, and you can pick up a bonus entry by sending us that screenshot.  Since we’re not requiring you to donate, how are we going to trigger the giveaway points?  Well, it will still be by hitting milestones on the GoFundme page.

Currently, the funding is just short of $62k.  So, when the funding level is at $62,300, the Borealis is given to one of our pool of entrants.  At $62,600, the Hager is given away.  Finally, at $63k, then the Frederique Constant goes to a lucky winner.  If you’re not able to donate, you can still help us hit those milestones – just share the campaign on social media, email, word-of-mouth, however.  Let’s do some good here, gang.  On behalf of our friends – Samara’s family – thank you in advance!

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

15 thoughts on “A Bonus Giveaway to Help Someone In Need”
  1. This year it’s just going to be my wife, son, and myself for thanksgiving. We starting our new tradition.

  2. We’re hosting my wife’s family at our new house this year. It will be the first real entertaining we’ve done in the new place, and a great way to make it truly feel like home.

  3. Quiet time with the family, all together for the first time in a while is what I’m thankful for and looking forward to.

  4. I will spend Thanksgiving at my family’s place with my girlfriend. I’m thankful for all the close friends that I have that I can depend on,

  5. I spent Thanksgiving being Canadian, which is why this post is past tense. I was thankful that I got out to the coast to see my brother and his pregnant wife and newly bought house. I was also thankful for free food, especially after the cost of getting out there.

  6. I’m thankful for every day that I am alive! I have a wonderful family and a great life, its far from perfect but its more than I had ever hoped for while growing up.

  7. I am thankful to my family for everything. so i always live and work for them no matter how tough it is

  8. I am thankful for my kids that are all grown up now. They will visit me and my husband for Thanksgiving.

  9. I’m thankful to be in a place where I don’t have to worry about my own safety and well-being. So many people are going through harsh times whether it be illness, poor living conditions, or other.

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